Sgian Dubh - Brass, Bog Oak and Black Palm
My take on a traditional Scottish Sgian Dubh. This one has been crafted with a brass bolster that is solid (not a furrule), a Bog Oak handle centre and a pommel of Black Palm. The Bog Oak is from oak trees that have fallen into bogs and lay there for between 2000 and 5000 years! Tannins and other chemicals in the oak wood prevent it from rotting while in the bog and over hundreds of years the naturally pale colored wood turns black. The handle pin has been peined, domed and polished to a satin finish with detailed filework on the spine. The sheath is also 100% handmade with saddle stitching and embossing.
Blade: Böhler N690 Stainless Steel (HRC +/- 59)
Blade thickness: 3.5mm (0.138")
Blade length: 90mm (3.54")
Overall length: 190mm (7.5")
Handle material: Brass bolster, Bog Oak, vulcanised fibre, brass liners and a Black Palm wood pommel
Traditional hidden tang design. Comes with a custom fitted sheath as seen.